Coronavirus: Gang of 20 teens circle and cough on frontline nurse in sick prank

A gang of foolish teens circled and coughed on a frontline healthcare worker as part of a sick prank.

The 20 teenagers surrounded the nurse while she was running along the seafront in Dublin, before blocking her path and repeatedly coughing on her in a "dramatic" manner.

The nurse, one of thousands working hard on the frontline in a bid to help the public during the coronavirus crisis, had just finished a night shift in a Dublin hospital.

She told Facebook group LoveClontarf about the incident to highlight the stupidity and danger the teens are potentially inflicting on the public.

The post read: "During her jog, a group of approx 15-20 young boys on bikes were blocking the path.

"They refused to move out of peoples' way (including an elderly man).

"As the lady approached she asked them to move. They continued to block the path and ignored her.

"Quite unbelievably, the boys then followed her coughing towards her dramatically, thinking it is a funny joke."

The nurse's report isn't the first of its nature, with many sharing similar experiences on social media.

Garda Siochana, the police service of the Republic of Ireland, have responded to the cases by imposing legal measures in a bid to tackle the issue.

They confirmed that there would be serious repercussions for anyone found coughing on another member of the public.

A spokesperson for Garda said: “Any member of the public should report such activity to An Garda Siochana.

“This activity could amount to an offence under the Public Order Act or Non-Fatal Offences Against The Person Act.

“An Garda Siochana will treat any reports of this type of activity.”

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Absent dads to blame for surge in knife crime according to top anti-violence cop

Absent dads are to blame for the surge in knife crime, according to Britain’s top anti-violence police officer.

Jackie Sebire said it was easy to blame drugs, funding cuts or social media for the blade epidemic.

Dr Sebire, the Assistant Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police, said: “It’s not only about public services.

“It’s absent fathers, absent capable guardians in the community, it’s lack of role models.

“I don’t think we talk enough about those drivers around serious violence because it is easier to talk about drugs and social media.

“They do play a part, don’t get me wrong. But it’s not as simple as that.

“I’m not just saying fathers but it’s male role models in the community.

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“And where you do have positive male role models? They are potentially the drug dealers, or the exploiters, or the organised criminal networks. They become the positive male role model.

“We talk about the stereotype absent father whether they’re physically absent or too busy working every hour God sends.

“And actually children in those more affluent areas are left to their own devices as well.

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“Fathers can be physically present but absent in the child’s life.’’

Dr Sebire – the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead on serious violence – said `positive male role models’ were a `protective factor’ in young people’s lives.

But some parents did not even bother to collect their children from police stations.

“The worst thing is when mum and dad won’t come, or actually they’re too busy to come,’’ she said.

“That’s the saddest thing that I see when they have no care – whether it’s mum or dad – and we have to get the appropriate adult services because they can’t be bothered.’’

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Dr Sebire said violence had become 'normalised’ for many teens who did not fear going to prison.

“They see there are no consequences to that. They don’t care if they are going to be sentenced,’’ she said.

“What they care about is that moment.

“There is this normalisation of violence as part of youth culture. A lot of the violence is incredibly spontaneous. And so there is no consequence to these children’s, these young people’s actions.

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“It doesn’t guide their actions because they don’t worry about what’s going to happen to them.

“A knife allows them to conduct their criminal activity, whether they’re being exploited or whether that’s what they choose to do.’’

Knife crime rose 7% last year to a record 45,000 offences.

A study by the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield found up to 27,000 youngsters identified as being gang members and over 300,000 knew one.

A review of 60 vulnerable teenagers in South London found nearly three quarters were not living with their dads.

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Girl with special needs beaten up by schoolboy in twisted video filmed by pal

This is the shocking moment a teenage boy brutally beats up a girl with special needs – dragging her by her hair and kneeing her in the stomach in a public park during the middle of the day.

Filmed by a friend of the aggressive boy, the shocking incident happened in the town of Kubrat in the north-eastern Bulgarian province of Razgrad.

The teenagers, both 14, attacked the 17-year-old girl for no apparent reason, according to local media.

In the horrifying footage, a terrified girl is seen sitting on a park bench while the bully pulls her hair so hard he jerks her head forwards.

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The terrified girl holds her tender scalp, only for the unsympathetic boy to punch her in the side of the head.

He then tries to tip the bench she is sitting on – prompting her to get to her feet and try to escape.

However, her tormenter then grabs her hair again and hits her and kicks her, dragging her along the floor by her coat while his pal continues to film the disturbing scene.

The video caused outrage online and was reported to the authorities, who are investigating the disturbing incident along with education authorities.

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A police spokesman said that the two boys involved were both 14 years old, while the girl was aged 17.

Dobrinka Dobreva, director of the Centre for Educational Support, told local media: “The girl's health is good, but she has suffered mental trauma.”

Rositsa Hristova, headmaster at Hristo Botev High School, said the victim hadn't reported the incident at the time because she was so frightened.

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